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Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast

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Top Tips For Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast
Central heating is a luxury which many homeowners take for granted, yet, the cost of running it can be astronomical. According to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the average household will spend between 5 and 22% of their post-tax income on energy costs. This is a significant figure which many can’t afford, or simply don’t want to spend on heating their homes. Therefore, when you’re moving up the property ladder or buying your first home in Cornelius, here’s how to cut your central heating bill.

Regularly service & maintain your furnace
You’ll likely be one of the many Cornelius, NC Real Estate households heating and cooling your home via a central furnace. With this type of heating, it’s essential that your furnace is kept in excellent condition to ensure optimum performance. A furnace consists of lots of intricate parts which need to be handled with care, therefore, it’s recommended you get a professional HVAC contractor to inspect and tune-up your furnace to help you in  cutting your central heating costs fast. Most maintenance companies recommend an annual service, so make sure you pop a reminder to book an appointment onto your calendar each year to prevent your central heating costs from being negatively impacted. In between services, a gentle dusting should suffice to keep everything in good working order.

Only heat required rooms
Residents in North Carolina can expect to spend, on average, $272 a month on their energy bills, so, the last thing you want to do is shell out any more than you really have to. When you put your heating on, make sure that it’s only set to heat up the room or rooms in your property which are being used. Doing this can save you hundreds in the long run, it prevents heat being wasted and it’s much better for the environment too. To further save cash and cutting your central heating costs, switch off your heating when you’re not home and consider turning it off or down when you’re heading to bed.

Make home improvements
When you purchase a Cornelius, NC Single Family Home for Sale, make sure you find out from The Martin Real Estate Team, the type of heating system in place. Once you’ve got the keys to your new property, you’ll likely want to put your own stamp on your new place, however, don’t forget to keep some funds aside to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulation is a great way of trapping heat in your home when it’s most needed and will help to cool it down during the balmy summer months. It’s also worth fitting seal leaks to air ducts to prevent heat from escaping. Holes in walls from television cables and similar will also allow cold air in and heat out, so it’s worth filling these in or reducing the size of them.

Running central heating can be costly, therefore, homeowners in Cornelius, North Carolina should take steps to lower their bills and their usage. This is easily achieved with regular maintenance, choosing to heat just the rooms in your home which are in use and by making smart home improvements. By following these steps, it won’t be long before your heating bill significantly reduces.

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Cornelius Homes for Sale

Cornelius homes

Listings 1 - 11 of 11

22350 Country Club Lane -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $1,595,000 (2077 sqft)
Subdivision: Country Club Shores
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Gene McKinney | MLS # 3731756 | Active
19610 Meridian Street -- 2 BR, 1 BA
Price: $500,000 (742 sqft)
Subdivision: Cornelius Village Center
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Gene McKinney | MLS # 3809336 | Active
19129 Serenity Point Lane -- 6 BR, 6.2 BA
Price: $4,940,000 (10435 sqft)
Subdivision: Joys Serenity Point
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3776981 | Active
21211 Island Forest Drive -- 5 BR, 6.1 BA
Price: $4,199,000 (6327 sqft)
Subdivision: Island Forest
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Fathom Realty | MLS # 3821044 | Active
20320 Havenview Drive -- 5 BR, 6 BA
Price: $2,695,000 (5193 sqft)
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Carlyle Properties | MLS # 3815589 | Active
20107 Bascom Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $1,900,000 (7422 sqft)
Subdivision: Crown Harbor
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Premier Sothebys | MLS # 3673218 | Active
20255 Riverchase Drive -- 5 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $1,349,000 (4166 sqft)
Subdivision: Riverchase
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Candor & Co Realty Inc | MLS # 3801409 | Active
18034 Whispering Oaks Drive -- 3 BR, 3 BA
Price: $1,250,000 (2121 sqft)
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Puma & Associates | MLS # 3802621 | Active
20905 Lagoona Drive -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $895,000 (835 sqft)
Subdivision: Biscayne
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Select Premium | MLS # 3818021 | Active
20604 Church Street -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $525,000 (1446 sqft)
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NHB Group, Inc | MLS # 3807958 | Active
19624 Tryon Street -- 4 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $416,000 (2081 sqft)
Subdivision: Townwood Village
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Opendoor Brokerage LLC | MLS # 3815419 | Active

Listings 1 - 11 of 11

Cornelius Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Cornelius condos

Listings 1 - 17 of 17

18742 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $320,000 (981 sqft)
Complex: Cypress Point
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Debi Gallo | MLS # 3818385 | Active
10424 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $522,900 (2107 sqft)
Complex: Washam Potts Townhomes
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TSG Residential | MLS # 3817990 | Active
10416 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 3 BA
Price: $518,400 (2306 sqft)
Complex: Washam Potts Townhomes
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TSG Residential | MLS # 3818330 | Active
10412 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 3 BA
Price: $505,900 (2278 sqft)
Complex: Washam Potts Townhomes
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TSG Residential | MLS # 3818026 | Active
10404 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 3 BA
Price: $499,900 (2268 sqft)
Complex: Washam Potts Townhomes
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TSG Residential | MLS # 3817799 | Active
10420 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $499,400 (2189 sqft)
Complex: Washam Potts Townhomes
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TSG Residential | MLS # 3818423 | Active
10408 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $494,400 (2189 sqft)
Complex: Washam Potts Townhomes
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TSG Residential | MLS # 3818477 | Active
18847 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $335,000 (874 sqft)
Complex: Vineyard Point
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Keller Williams | MLS # 3817413 | Active
19843 Henderson Road -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $279,900 (1026 sqft)
Complex: Windward
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Lantern Realty & | MLS # 3813036 | Active
18809 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $269,900 (1077 sqft)
Complex: Admirals Quarters
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OfferPad Brokerage LLC | MLS # 3819887 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $239,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717330 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $234,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717290 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $234,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717307 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $234,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717305 | Active
19827 Deer Valley Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $225,000 (1145 sqft)
Complex: Alexander Chase
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Berkshire Hathaway | MLS # 3819724 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $224,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717321 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $224,500 (975 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3676550 | Active

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